Tag Archives: Madonna

What Do They Know?

One of the things that often happens when a performer—be it an actor or a musician—makes a political point is that there is a degree of dismissiveness among some—even among that person’s fans—, a reaction that has it, in effect, “Oh, she’s just an actress, what does she know?” (Or, as our President put it … Continue reading What Do They Know?

Top Earners in Music for 2008

Madonna Tops 2009 Music Money Makers List: 1. Madonna: $242,176,4662. Bon Jovi: $157,177,7663. Bruce Springsteen: $156,327,9644. The Police: $109,976,8945. Celine Dion: $99,171,2376. Kenny Chesney: $90,823,9907. Neil Diamond: $82,174,0008. Rascall Flatts: $63,522,1609. Jonas Brothers: $62,638,81410. Coldplay: $62,175,555 Billboard points out that “Regardless of genre, retail sales or radio play, each of the 20 acts on Billboard’s … Continue reading Top Earners in Music for 2008

Madonna vs. the Beatles

Over on MSNBC, Tony Sclafani argues that Madonna has surpassed the Beatles in regards to her influence on pop music. It’s Madonna‘s impact on the course of pop music that bests the Fab Four, not her sociological importance, songwriting skills or recording innovations. Influence means an artist has an effect on the future direction of … Continue reading Madonna vs. the Beatles

Madonna – Hey You (Live Earth)

For seven days, you can download a free zipped up MP3 of Madonna’s contribution to Live Earth: The Concerts For A Climate In Crisis. For each of the first million downloads, MSN will donate 25 cents to the Alliance for Climate Protection. More PR. Update: Don’t bother downloading unless you want MSN to contribute 25 … Continue reading Madonna – Hey You (Live Earth)

Coachella 2006

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Coachella, 2006For the third year in a row, Stacey K. Anderson heads out into the desert to cover Coachella for Glorious Noise. It’s getting more commercial, but you might still find enlightenment if you know where to look.

Madison Avenue Groove

“If Britney manages to have as long and successful of a career as Madonna, I will renounce Ms. Ciccone as my Supreme Woman and no longer think about her when I masturbate. Yeah, that would be harder than quitting smoking”— Jeff Sabatini, “Britney vs. Madonna,” Glorious Noise, February 8, 2001 Back in the early days … Continue reading Madison Avenue Groove